Lake Guntersville Getaway

Looking for a relaxing place to get away with the family for a few days? North Alabama’s Lake Guntersville area offers plenty of opportunities for the whole family to unplug and unwind. more »

Apr 1, 2015 3:21 PM Life Skills

Say What?

Your teen may be an expert in sending texts, Facebook messages and Snapchats to their friends. But when it comes to real-world communication (i.e. the professional world), do they know how to conduct themselves through a job interview? Ask for a refe more »

Apr 1, 2015 3:07 PM jobs/careers

Test Your FASFA IQ

“$62.9 billion, the amount in federal loans the federal government provided for undergraduate students in 2013-2014.” - Collegeboard.org more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:24 PM test prep

After-Prom Breakfast Bash

Hosting your teen’s friends after the prom and looking for ideas to feed a hungry group? Forego the usual chips and dip and throw a late-night breakfast party instead! Here’s a few easy rise-and-shine favorites that are sure to please the late-night more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:16 PM events/parties

ACT vs. SAT: Which Test Should Your Teen Take

Instead of spending several hours randomly studying for either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and hoping for the best, there is a more calculated way to maximize your teen’s scores and possible scholarship earni more »

Mar 26, 2015 11:40 AM test prep

Could Your Past Help Shape Your Future?

Hundreds of organizations across the nation are offering financial assistance to students interested in pursuing higher education. Some organizations specifically assist students of certain nationalities or lineages, like the scholarship funds showca more »

Mar 20, 2015 12:57 PM admissions

New Study Highlights Need for Financial Education

Think back to high school. As an 18 year old, what did you know about personal finance? Could you make a monthly budget? Did you even know what compound interest was? A recent study by Citizen’s Financial Group highlights the regrets of former stude more »

Jan 26, 2015 9:53 AM financial aid

Too Good to Be True?

Saying “pretty please” or “abracadabra” won’t guarantee you a scholarship. Neither does falling for the too-good-to-be-true scholarship service scams promising to “do all the work” in finding exclusive scholarships in exchange for a service fee and p more »

Jan 23, 2015 9:34 AM financial aid

Create a Healthier Plate

The start of a new year is a great time to adopt some healthier eating habits, and it’s not as hard as you might think. Filling up on fresh, nutrition-packed foods is easy when armed with the right recipes. Try these yummy dishes, and find more ideas more »

Jan 21, 2015 9:38 AM teen health

5 Fab Apps: College Search

Graduation will be here before you know it—It’s time to start tackling that mile-long to-do list. We’ve pulled together five helpful apps to make your college search easier. more »

Jan 19, 2015 9:08 AM apps

Top Gear for the New Year 2015

If you plan to make healthy lifestyle changes in the New Year, check out our top picks for fun, functional and fashionable health and fitness gear that will make sticking to your resolutions a piece of cake! more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:32 AM teen health

Seasonal Splendor

There’s no better time than the holidays to visit The Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. Fully dressed up in seasonal finery, this grand home is the closest thing America has to a castle. more »

Nov 17, 2014 12:17 PM events/parties

CLEP: Pass the Test Get College Credits

Even though the College Level Examination Program, better known as “CLEP,” isn’t a mandatory exam like the ACT or SAT, it’s still considered a highly important test that can prove beneficial to a student’s future. more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:18 AM admissions

  • WIKN: Alex Katchur

    Alex Katchur loves a challenge. As a quality engineer with CSP Technologies, Alex uses leadership and project skills he honed in college to develop solutions for customers and within the company. All the hours and late nights spent studying and worki more »

    Mar 20, 2015 What I Know Now

  • WIKN: Betsy Helmer

    Ever since childhood, Betsy Helmer has known she wanted to be a performer. As an undergrad at Georgetown University, she majored in Psychology and Theater because “I loved learning about people, how they express themselves, how they live their lives more »

    Jan 14, 2015 What I Know Now

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